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Wedding News: GREAT! romance to Launch on Thursday 5th January 2023

GREAT! romance to Launch on Thursday 5th January 2023

Dreaming of cosying up with some love-ly film entertainment in the New Year? GREAT! romance, a new, free-to-air, TV channel dedicated to bringing feel-good, romance films to TV screens, all day, every day, is launching on Thursday 5th January 2023. If you have a soft spot for romantic movies and are looking to indulge in escapist entertainment this winter, then look no further! Romantics across the UK can fall head-over-heels with the only TV channel that promises back-to-back love stories all day every day - for free! - and the curated selection of movies is guaranteed to melt anyone's heart at the start of 2023.

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Wedding News: Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning family-run property

Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning family-run property

Nestled in the village of Wolfscastle, Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning family-run property with 20 en-suite bedrooms, a two AA rosette restaurant, a contemporary brasserie and a boutique spa. This charming Victorian vicarage offers impressive views of the surrounding woodland landscape and the awe-inspiring Treffgarne rocks.

The Garden Room is a bright and airy space with high ceilings, large bi-folding doors that open up to the rear garden and room for 120 guests.

Large celebrations are held in the Sealyham Suite, a spacious area that can be dressed to fit any specification with colour-changing lighting and space 180 friends and family for the wedding breakfast and 300 for the reception.

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Wedding News: Christmas winter wedding music

Christmas winter wedding music

Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.

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Wedding News: Encapsulated Memories in Llanharan is offering new personalised heart frames

Encapsulated Memories in Llanharan is offering new personalised heart frames

Encapsulated Memories in Llanharan is offering new personalised heart frames. These flower preservation frames come in two different sizes and can be customised with names and dates or surnames.

The owner, Emma Cross, tells us more: "Encapsulated Memories started because I wanted to learn how to preserve my own bouquet from my wedding. My heart and soul go into every order and I feel so honoured to be able to preserve such precious, memorable handmade pieces."

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Wedding News: Outdated wedding laws need to change

Outdated wedding laws need to change

In an article earlier this year there was discussion and praise aimed towards the Government's plans to allow outdoor weddings to be made permanent. The article also highlighted the eagerly awaited Law Commission report into marriage laws, which was due to be published in July. Now it has been published and we have had some time for the dust to settle, Kate Van Rol, Barrister at 4PB has looked into these recommendations, "Are wedding laws at present 'confusing, outdated and restrictive' as the Commission suggest, or would the implementation of their suggestions trivialise weddings and commercialise the ceremony?". Kate continues...

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Wedding News: Tall John’s Weddings is a charming wedding venue in Brecon

Tall John’s Weddings is a charming wedding venue in Brecon

Situated within acres of exquisite grounds with mature trees and breathtaking views across the valley, Tall John's Weddings is a charming wedding venue in Brecon. The gardens at Tall John's House are the brainchild of Willow Cracroft, who transformed it from an overgrown and neglected space into an amazing garden with features such as a rill, rose arbour, silver birch circle and a splendid display of flowers, shrubs, fruits and vegetables.

There is a restored Welsh barn available for weddings which looks across the Black Mountains with an enchanting courtyard and a wooden gazebo that can be decorated with flowers and covered in Perspex if the weather is unkind. Inside are electric points, underfloor heating, insulation, hard floors and a catering area

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Wedding News: Christmas activities from The QHotels Collection

Christmas activities from The QHotels Collection

The festive season is almost upon us, bringing with it all that sparkles, from decorative baubles to candles, crackers, and colourful lights. But as December approaches, it's easy to let the time run away. So, The QHotels Collection list their top five ways to keep the sparkle alive, bring a little twinkle to your eye and warmth to your heart in the run-up to the holidays. 1.Start a countdown to Christmas - who says advent calendars are just for the kids? Extend the Christmas fun over the whole of December by finding a special way to countdown to the big day. Why not play a different Christmas song each day on your commute? To really get in the festive spirit why not book a festive activity for every weekend in December? It could be anything from making homemade wrapping paper to heading out to see the panto or enjoying a festive-themed afternoon tea with your mates.

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Wedding News: Bluestone National Park Resort is building 80 new lodges

Bluestone National Park Resort is building 80 new lodges

Bluestone National Park Resort is situated in 500 acres of rolling countryside in the heart of Pembrokeshire. The first sustainable timber frame for 80 new lodges recently arrived at the resort as part of a £23 million expansion. The park comprises of 344 cabin-style woodland lodges, colourful cottages and studio apartments built around a traditionally-designed village featuring shops, a pub, six restaurants and an award-winning exclusive holistic spa. All of the accommodation and the picturesque village lie within the boundaries of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with more than 50 beaches within an hour's drive

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Wedding News: New hen party ideas at Bird & Blend Tea Co. venues

New hen party ideas at Bird & Blend Tea Co. venues

On various dates throughout December and January '23, and into 2023, Bird & Blend Tea Co. will host its two brand new workshops. A magic potions brewing & tea mixology workshop at Bird & Blend Tea Co - is for those keen on discovering and learning the mastery of potion making whilst mixing tea, and the science behind the magic. The special two-and-a-half hour workshop invites its guests to take an immersive step in to conjuring up shimmering, colour changing and whimsical potions...all whilst the smoke swirls, the smells take over and the senses awaken. As a VIP guest, wannabe magic and mixology makers will be treated to unlimited amounts of tea from an exciting selection of blends or tea cocktails.

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Wedding News: Hensol Castle is a grand wedding venue nested within 650 acres of countryside

Hensol Castle is a grand wedding venue nested within 650 acres of countryside

Hensol Castle is a grand wedding venue that has been sympathetically renovated and boasts a modern decor with arched windows, oak panelling and sweeping staircases. Nestled within 650 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside, the 17th-century castle and 15-acre lake make a wow-factor backdrop for photographs. After the celebrations, guests can retire to one of the new luxury bedrooms, each with bespoke features fit for royalty, like roll-top baths and four-poster beds.

The Oak Room is a resplendent space that's available for ceremonies with impressive views of the nearby lake.

Those looking for an al fresco service will love the romantic bandstand, which offers breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside and castle.

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Wedding News: Pantone’s Colour of The Year - we love it!

Pantone’s Colour of The Year - we love it!

Pantone's Colour of The Year, Viva Magenta, is oh-so gorgeous and perfect for wedding colour palettes whatever time of year. Claiming, 'It's a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative,' how very appropriate for weddings!

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Wedding News: The King Arthur Hotel are finalists at The Welsh Restaurant Awards

The King Arthur Hotel are finalists at The Welsh Restaurant Awards

The King Arthur Hotel in Swansea are finalists at The Welsh Restaurant Awards in the Hotel Restaurant of the Year category. Located in the heart of the Welsh countryside, this award-winning hotel is a hidden gem in the spectacular Gower peninsula. Family-run, it comprises of 18 en-suite bedrooms, an 18th-century Guinevere's cottage and self-catering cottage apartments.

Rich in history, the King Arthur Hotel's wedding venue, Avalon, has been popular since 2003. The large room boasts a high-pitched ceiling with exposed French oak beams, Welsh slate floors and arched windows overlooking the surrounding landscaped gardens.

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Wedding News: New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection

New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection

Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of its Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection launching January 2023. A bride- or groom-to-be's perfect planning companion; organise your wedding plans, write about your personal story and keep your photo memories safe altogether in one place that you can keep forever. The planners are 200 pages of wedding planning tools, inspiration boards, notes and journal sheets featuring a beautiful eucalyptus design inside, cloth cover and gold gilded edges. Priced at £32.95, the collection has a choice of four colours: classic ivory, blush pink, luxe gold and dusty blue.

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Wedding News: Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a one of the finest surviving fortified Tudor manor houses in the country

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a one of the finest surviving fortified Tudor manor houses in the country

The Grade I listed Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a one of the finest surviving fortified Tudor manor houses in the country. Situated in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, this 16th-century property has been restored to how it would have looked during the royal visit of King Charles I in 1645.

The Parlour is used for intimate celebrations and provides the perfect setting for a candlelit ceremony with up to 30 guests, or the Great Hall can be used for up to 50 people.

Alternatively, the light and modern Conservatory offers panoramic views across the countryside and is available for 70 friends and family.

Perfectly combining modern and traditional decor, the Mansell Hall is a beautiful space with room for 120 nearest and dearest.

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Wedding News: Luxe gifting brand launches

Luxe gifting brand launches

Brand new to the wedding scene, April & Bloom have a vision to redefine wedding gifting, by providing a range of elegant gifts for engagements, the bride-to-be, bridal party proposals and for 'the morning of'. The luxe gifting brand promises on-trend products and 'insta-worthy' moments, through its carefully curated range of signature floral gift boxes, wedding planners & notebooks, bespoke gift box service and wedding favours. Filled with stylish products from a range of desirable brands – including Whispering Angel, Pale Fox, Charbonnel et Walker, Chalke Valley and more – April & Bloom's signature keepsake gift boxes are unlike anything on the market, and come adorned with preserved posies, all wrapped up with luxurious ribbons and bows for those precious "wow" wedding moments. There are 13 signature keepsake gift boxes available from the April & Bloom website (aprilandbloom.uk), in blush, cream and neutral colour schemes.

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Wedding News: Out Of The Box is celebrating one year of business

Out Of The Box is celebrating one year of business

Out Of The Box, a flower preservation artist based in Merthyr Tydfil, is celebrating one year of business and has also been nominated for an award at the Welsh National Wedding Awards. The owner, Kate Pugh, tells us: "I create timeless resin keepsakes from your wedding bouquet that you can cherish forever. I worked with my first-ever wedding bouquet just over a year ago and I'm so grateful for all the love and support I've received in that time. It's been overwhelming at times but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love working with your beautiful flowers as my full-time job. Thank you all so much! I have a lot more to achieve and I can't wait for the next year to grow bigger and better."

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Wedding News: Winter weddings: how to create the perfect tablescape

Winter weddings: how to create the perfect tablescape

Creating the perfect tablescape to bring that wow factor is an important part of your wedding. But how does winter change things? Here, Suzanne Pearce from the interior experts Casa Bella offers some tips. Planning the aesthetic and decoration for your wedding is an exciting task, but it can be tricky to know how to adapt to the seasons when you are having a winter wedding, as so many classic wedding tablescapes are inspired by floral summer designs. But there's still plenty that you can do to incorporate the seasons and make your wedding table look as beautiful and atmospheric as you like. The added drama of seasonal foliage and scenery can add a whole new level to your winter wedding, and can make for some truly memorable photos. Here, we'll show you how you can create a beautiful winter wedding tablescape that's personal to you and your partner.

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Wedding News: Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale castle located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons

Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale castle located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons

Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale castle located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Boasting 36 en suite bedrooms, an on-site gym with high-quality apparatus, a private lounge and a hot tub, the property is surrounded by breathtaking grounds with plenty of places for guests to explore and take photographs. Once home to Adelina Patti, the world-famous opera singer, Craig Y Nos Castle has a long and interesting history with a stunning décor throughout.

Couples looking to tie the knot in a grand setting will love The Theatre. It's one of only eight Grade I listed opera houses in the UK and boasts a 125-year-old curtain depicting Madame Patti on a chariot in Rossini's last Italian opera.

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Wedding News: Stylish advice for grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and ushers

Stylish advice for grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and ushers

Choosing your wedding dress is only part of the story when it comes to styling your big day. In order to achieve a coordinated look, it's important to think about what the men who make up the wedding party will be wearing. What you choose will ultimately come down to the style of wedding you're planning, the location and of course the time of year. Here Cliff Bashforth, MD of Colour Me Beautiful shares with us his advice on how to ensure that they not only look the part but feel comfortable too. Do not overlook the men who will be at your wedding. What they choose, or you tell them, to wear must complement what you are wearing and be consistent with the rest of the bridal party. A little guidance on colour and fit will ensure that they, too, look the part and feel comfortable.

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Wedding News: The Bridal Boutique Narberth has been nominated for Best Bridal Boutique and Business Woman of the Year

The Bridal Boutique Narberth has been nominated for Best Bridal Boutique and Business Woman of the Year

The Bridal Boutique Narberth has been nominated for Best Bridal Boutique and Business Woman of the Year at the Best of Welsh Wedding Awards.

Denise Clewes says: "We are a family-run business that stocks and adjusts a wide range of wedding dresses, bridesmaids' outfits and more. Our line-up includes fantastic options from well-known designers such as Ronald Joyce, Sophia Tolli, Morilee and True Bride. Our team can spend time with you and your bridal group picking the right dress, and our talented seamstresses will ensure it fits perfectly. No detail is too much, and our team is here to help ensure your gown is exactly how you want it."

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